How to pay without creating a PayPal account

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Many services all over the world wide web require you to pay via PayPal. Why? Because it’s easy, convenient, and provides many useful features, securities, and possibilities for both, buyers and sellers. Yet, not everyone feels safe using and registering for PayPal, and linking their bank account information to their new PayPal account. PayPal fraud is still something many people are afraid of. All that’s needed – most of the time – is clicking on one link to give your private information to someone on the other side of the net.… Read the rest

The Online vs Desktop Document Converter Debate

It shouldn’t be of any surprise that more and more people are active in the online world than ever before.  Unfortunately, that means that more of those people who are online are experiencing problems and some of those problems are related to not being able to open documents. Online vs Desktop Document ConverterThe answer is easy, you need to convert the file. What is not so easy is the online vs desktop document converter debate.… Read the rest

Convert Text to Audio

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There are so many possibilities to convert across different file types – aka cross conversion – but what is it all good for? We looked at several types of cross conversions already, showing why you may need them, how useful they are, and how easy the results can be obtained.

After extracting text from pictures, ripping audio from a movie clip, and other useful conversions, we will look at the so-called TTS today; Text to Speech.… Read the rest

Online Document Converter FAQs

Almost everyone has been frustrated at some point because they tried to open a document file on their computer, but instead of seeing the contents of the file, you saw a message that said the file couldn’t be opened. Some people know how to handle an online document converter FAQserror message of this type, but others get confused and frustrated, and they just quit without ever seeing what was in the file. Hopefully, with these online document FAQs, you won’t have to be frustrated any longer.… Read the rest

Average File Sizes

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There is one thing about files that everyone can’t help to notice as soon as they want to download, upload, or send it via the internet, or when the computer announces that there isn’t enough storage left: File sizes.

No matter if you store music on your iPhone, want to send a picture via email, or upload a funny video to Facebook, file sizes – when too big – can and will cause problems, especially when you are on mobile or stuck with a slow internet connection.… Read the rest

How to Transfer iTunes Music to Android Devices

In the technology world we all now live in, most things are getting better at “talking with each other”. At least this is true for the major players in most areas.

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Unfortunately, when you need to transfer iTunes music to android devices, it doesn’t necessarily work that way.

Why it’s So Difficult

For example, everyone knows that Microsoft Office is one of the major players in the word processing and spreadsheet worlds, so when they create a new piece of software that handle either of those two functions, they make sure that their software is compatible with both Microsoft Word and Excel.… Read the rest

Different Hash Functions and their Advantages

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In former blog entries we have talked about what encryption, encoding, and hashing are and what you possibly might need checksums and hashes for. The names of several algorithms and ciphers that can be used for creating hashes or processing encryption have been mentioned as well, yet, which system should be used for which purpose?

This is the purpose of this article. Let’s have a look at different kinds of hashing and encryption ciphers you can use to produce checksums.… Read the rest

Why You Should Organize Your Music Library

The world of personal music has changed a great deal. Long gone are the days of 8-track tapes, cassettes, 45s and records. In fact, many people don’t even buy cd’s anymore and instead focus on getting all of their new music in an electronic format.

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Of course, most people today have already begun transferring their old, physical music to the digital formats, but that is only part of the story.… Read the rest

Document Files Microsoft Windows Programs can open

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In a former blog post we have looked at all kinds of media files that can be opened by programs that come with Microsoft Windows like the Movie Player or Photo Viewer. Today, our focus is on document and spreadsheet files that are native to the Microsoft Office Suit or can at least be opened by these Windows programs.

So, even when you are using another Open Source Office Suit, people using Microsoft Word or Excel may be able to open the native files you send them.… Read the rest

Convert DOC to TXT – Why and How You Can Accomplish This

There are many different types of word processing platforms available now and most people are getting very used to taking advantage of the many different formatting options available. The result canDOC to TXT be documents that really look fantastic. However, sometimes you just need a basic document that doesn’t have any extra formatting in it. If this is the case, you need to convert your documents, and the best option is to convert from DOC to TXT.… Read the rest